Stuart Randall (actor)

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Stuart Randall
Born (1909-07-24)July 24, 1909
Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
Died June 22, 1988(1988-06-22) (aged 78)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950-1971
Television Laramie; Cimarron City

Stuart Randall (July 24, 1909 – June 22, 1988)[1] was an American actor of film and television who appeared on screen between 1950 and 1971.

He is best known for his recurring role as Sheriff Mort Corey in thirty-four episodes which aired between April 4, 1961 and April 20, 1963 of the western television series, Laramie. He appeared in three earlier Laramie episodes under different character names.[1]

Randall's first role was also as a sheriff in the 1950 Roy Rogers film, Bells of Coronado. He appeared in Pickup on South Street as a police commissioner. In 1954, he played a sheriff in the episode "Belle Starr" of the syndicated television series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis.[1]

In 1955, he portrayed Tom Garvey in "Cattle Drive to Casper" on the NBC anthology series, Frontier, narrated by Walter Coy. His co-stars in the episode included Jack Elam, Beverly Garland, and Ray Teal.[2] He appeared in 1958-1959 as Sheriff Art Sampson (billed in the last appearance as Art Simpson) on an earlier NBC series, Cimarron City, set in an Oklahoma boomtown. John Smith was a co-star in that series too.[3]

Other roles[edit]

Randall guest starred on at least nine other NBC westerns, seven times on The Virginian and in six episodes of Bonanza and John Payne's The Restless Gun, three times on Riverboat (once as General Winfield Scott in the 1960 episode "The Quota"), twice on Wagon Train, and once each on Overland Trail, Daniel Boone and The High Chaparral, all in assorted roles of mostly law enforcement officers, other authority figures, or ranchers. He appeared seven times on ABC's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, three times on the Will Hutchins ABC/Warner Brothers western Sugarfoot, twice each on ABC's Colt .45, Cheyenne, Lawman, and The Rifleman, and once each on the network's Maverick, Destry (as Sheriff Denton in "Big Deal at Little River"), and The Big Valley.[1]

From 1959 to 1967, Randall appeared eleven times on CBS's Lassie, three in the 1967 role of Len Briggs. His other CBS appearances were on Schlitz Playhouse, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, The Texan, Yancy Derringer, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Dundee and the Culhane, Lancer (as Sheriff Dundee in "The Measure of a Man"), Tightrope, Checkmate, and Perry Mason, as he played Sheriff Max Taylor in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Fifty Millionth Frenchman."[1] He appeared in the 1962 episode entitled "Jeopardy" of the NBC family drama series, National Velvet.

His later roles were as Captain O'Loughlin in the 1969 episode "Let Ernest Come Over" of the ABC medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D., starring Robert Young, and as Jack Campbell in the 1971 episode "In the Line of Duty" of NBC's Ironside, starring Raymond Burr. His final television appearance was on November 1, 1971, as Deputy Attorney General Hawkins in the episode "Dreadful Sorry Clementine" of the ABC western Alias Smith and Jones.[1]

In June 1969, Randall was grand marshal of the Hesperia Days Parade in Hesperia, California. He died in 1988, aged 78, in San Bernardino, California from undisclosed causes.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stuart Randall". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ ""Cattle Drive to Casper" on Frontier, November 27, 1955". IMDb. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cimarron City". IMDb. Retrieved November 23, 2012.